Thor DM-21 Ablestar | Transit 3B & LOFTI-1

Thor DM-21 Ablestar

Family:
Configuration: DM-21

The Thor-Ablestar, or Thor Able-Star, also known as Thor-Epsilon was an early American expendable launch system consisting of a PGM-17 Thor missile, with an Ablestar upper stage. It was a member of the Thor family of rockets, and was derived from the Thor-Able.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    29.0 m
  • Diameter
    1.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    51 T
  • Thrust
    760 kN
Family
  • Name
    Thor DM-21 Ablestar
  • Family
  • Variant
    DM-21
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor DM-21 Ablestar
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    150 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United States Air Force

United States Air Force

(USAF)

Commander-in-Chief: President of the US Founded: 1947 Successes: 972 Failures: 106 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

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